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by Nico-D
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: France
Topic: Auvergne - massif central
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Auvergne - massif central

I did this section last June so bear in mind that the route has been altered since then but there certainly are/were some tricky sections not suitable for big bikes especially if travelling alone and you're not experienced in the dirt.
by Nico-D
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: France
Topic: Nearest access to TET from Cherbourg ?
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Nearest access to TET from Cherbourg ?

Not familiar with the TET in that part but why don't you just download the gpx file and have a look on the map ..
You can use something like google maps ( my maps feature ) for route planning purposes. it can be handy to flip into satellite view to check the sort of landscape to expect.
by Nico-D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: France
Topic: TET appears to have moved East in Aveyron...
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: TET appears to have moved East in Aveyron...

Thanks Froggy.. :handgestures-thumbup:
by Nico-D
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel Kit
Topic: Charging phone on an olschool kickstart bike without battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Charging phone on an olschool kickstart bike without battery

The issue is not so much having a battery or not it's that often enduro bikes with no battery will have un-rectified ac voltage straight off the alternator to power the lights. In fact even some newer enduros with e/start and batteries still have a/c power for the lights, my '08 Beta does. If you go...
by Nico-D
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: France
Topic: TET appears to have moved East in Aveyron...
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: TET appears to have moved East in Aveyron...

I rode the 'old' route past you in Naucelle back at the end of June. Went as far as Caune de Minervois before running out of time. I didn't encounter any problems or issues then with the route, though it didn't get 'interesting' until after ( east of ) Castres- I thought the northern part of Tarn wa...
by Nico-D
Wed May 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Navigation
Topic: D.I.Y. Smartphone based Navigation Device with wireless charging... a winter project
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: D.I.Y. Smartphone based Navigation Device with wireless charging... a winter project

That's an interesting setup you've made there, thanks for sharing and explaining . I'm impressed with the screen clarity compared to the Garmin, I use a Montana but wouldn't mind something with a larger clearer screen.
by Nico-D
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Spain
Topic: DRZ on mixed tyres in July...¿?
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: DRZ on mixed tyres in July...¿?

I did the Pyrenees from end to end, Atlantic to Med on a DRZ 400 a couple of years ago. I started from the middle of France where I live so altogether a 2400 km round trip on nobblies and they lasted fine. I had a Maxxis IT on the rear and it still had life left in it when I got home. That said you ...
by Nico-D
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Planning - Looking for riding partners?
Topic: Any riders in Dordogne?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Any riders in Dordogne?

Hi Rich I'm just north of you in Haute -Vienne. I did some of the French TET east from Aurillac for a few days back in September. I'll be going back to complete that eastward section next year sometime especially now that I see they've updated the route to include an alternative route a bit further ...
by Nico-D
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Bikes
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Tyres

Maxxis IT or Mitas MC23 are worth trying. I've used both types on several trips in Pyrenees, south of Spain/Portugal and SE France on a DRZ 400.